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A flowy singletrack contour trail with sweeping views of the city of Green River below.


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5.5

Miles

8.9

KM

95%

Singletrack

6,480' 1,975 m

High

6,205' 1,891 m

Low

552' 168 m

Up

553' 169 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This trail starts out at the Riverview cemetary in Green River, WY and heads East along a basic contour then drops down and heads back West along another contour. It seems best to ride in a clockwise loop. There are some small rock drops and one wooden bridge.

Need to Know

Some turns are hard to make out so as you go through the first time pay close attention.

Description

This ride is in a high desert environment and can be windy at times. You may run into horses or dirtbikes in this area as well. The trail is mostly singletrack after the very begining from the cemetary. Drop into the wash on the East side of the cemetary and follow the main 2 track up the hill. Just prior to this 2 track becoming very steep and heading up a ridge line, it crosses another 2 track which follows the contour of the hill heading East.

Turn right and follow this 2 track along the contour headed East and soone it melts into a singletrack. From there follow the singletrack East along the contour until it drops down into the valley below headed back toward the interstate. In this lower area you'll trun back West and even though it snakes around som rock obstacles and washes it heads mostly back to the West toward the cemetary.

Along this lower route there are several turns which may or may not be easy to miss. Pay attention and you'll follow singletrack along exposed drop offs and back up a large wash to the cemetary.

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Shared By:

Dylan Welsh

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 13 votes

#1

in Green River

#2916

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  3.1 from 13 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Green River

#49

in Wyoming

#2,916

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Photos

Nearing the downhill...
Dec 12, 2013 near Green R…, WY
Looking out toward Pulpit And Kissing Rocks. The trail noticeably improves here, with fewer horse footprints and potholes.
Jun 9, 2017 near Green R…, WY
Looking west toward GR Cemetery in the background (see island of trees).
Jun 9, 2017 near Green R…, WY
Looking up toward a sandstone outcrop above the trail. Gorgeous high desert views!
Jun 9, 2017 near Green R…, WY
Overlooking the Green River.
Apr 18, 2016 near Green R…, WY
A high desert sunset near Green River.
Apr 18, 2016 near Green R…, WY

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Jun 26, 2020
Dave Reed
Gtg 6mi
Jun 25, 2020
Dave Reed
Some real fun loose dhs! 5mi
Jun 3, 2020
Kyle Parker
missed the switchback on the return. whoops! 5mi
Jun 2, 2020
Kyle Parker
went left instead of right at the beginning. turn not marked 2.8mi
Aug 4, 2019
Charles Whitaker
Rode to the "better than dead" trail and then rode the whole trail and pedaled on home. It's a pretty good trail. Has some chunky and bumpy section… 14.3mi — 1h 50m
May 26, 2019
Patrick Harvey
Very poor trail conditions. Horses tear up the trail so only some of it is smooth. Mostly dry trails. 5mi — 1h 10m
Oct 19, 2017
Eric Volk
Lost trail, had to head back 6.8mi
Aug 24, 2017
Justin Rigdon
here we go